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Crime Bribery

  • Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, arrives at federal court in Newark, New Jersey, on Thursday, Nov. 16 2017

    Sen. Menendez's bribery trial has ended in a mistrial after the jury said it was deadlocked on the charges against the Democrat.

  • BOSTON— A pharmaceutical company founder accused of leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication will fight the charges against him and believes he will be vindicated, his attorney said Thursday. John Kapoor, of Insys Therapeutics Inc., pleaded not guilty in Boston's federal courthouse, and his lawyer urged the judge to...

  • LIMA, Nov 15- Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Wednesday claims he had worked as a consultant for Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA, which is embroiled in an international bribery scandal, were false. Odebrecht SA acknowledged in a plea deal with U.S. and Brazilian prosecutors a year ago that it paid $29 million in bribes to officials...

  • JERUSALEM, Nov 15- An Israeli court on Wednesday ruled that billionaire businessman Beny Steinmetz will be allowed to leave the country despite an investigation into possible bribery and corruption in Africa linked to his mining company, BSGR Resources. The court ruled that Steinmetz could now leave Israel but is not allowed to travel to Africa and all but six...

  • Nov 9- Two former executives at Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore NV have pleaded guilty to U.S. charges that they participated in a scheme to bribe officials at three foreign state-run oil companies, including Brazil's Petrobras. Anthony Mace, SBM's chief executive officer from 2008 to 2011, pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court in Houston in one...

  • Anthony Mace, who was SBM's chief executive officer from 2008 to 2011, pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court in Houston in one of the first U.S. Justice Department cases filed against individuals related to bribery allegations involving Petrobras. Zubiate, who was based in Texas and California while with SBM, is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 31.

  • MOSCOW— Russian prosecutors on Wednesday displayed $2 million in cash, which they claim was a bribe, at the trial of a former economic development minister accused of corruption. Alexei Ulyukayev, the highest-ranking Russian official to have been arrested since 1993, was detained in November 2016 at the headquarters of Russia's largest oil producer, Rosneft,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- The U.S. Justice Department unsealed charges on Tuesday against five individuals for their alleged role in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials to benefit Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc and help secure a contract to provide services for a major gas pipeline from Central Asia to China. As part of the January corporate settlement,...

  • The official said billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a nephew of the king and owner of investment firm Kingdom Holding, faces allegations of money laundering, bribery and extorting officials. Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, who was removed as head of the powerful National Guard, is accused of embezzlement, hiring ghost employees and awarding contracts to his...

  • The official said billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a nephew of the king and owner of investment firm Kingdom Holding, faces allegations of money laundering, bribery and extorting officials. Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, who was removed as head of the powerful National Guard, is accused of embezzlement, hiring ghost employees and awarding contracts to his...

  • CARACAS, Nov 2- Venezuela has arrested the president of state oil company PDVSA's procurement subsidiary Bariven, the chief prosecutor said on Thursday, as a graft probe widens into the oil corruption that has long dogged the OPEC country. Socialist-run Venezuela originally slammed the investigations as sabotage by Washington, its ideological foe.

  • PARIS, Oct 31- Airbus said on Tuesday it had uncovered inaccuracies in its filings to U.S. regulators over arms technology sales, drawing the United States for the first time into a scandal over alleged misconduct at Europe's largest aerospace firm. Airbus also warned about potentially significant fines resulting from existing bribery investigations in...

  • PARIS, Oct 31- Airbus said on Tuesday it had uncovered problems involving the use of sales agents to sell U.S. arms technology, dragging the United States for the first time into a growing corruption scandal at Europe's largest aerospace firm. Airbus also warned of a material impact from potential fines resulting from existing bribery investigations in the UK...

  • LONDON/ JOHANNESBURG, Oct 26- SAP, Europe's biggest software company, is making sweeping changes to its sales practices around the world after saying it faces a U.S. corruption probe over sales commissions paid to win South African government contracts. Adaire Fox-Martin, SAP executive board member in charge of global customer operations, told Reuters on...

  • PARIS, Oct 25- Dassault Aviation and two other French aerospace companies said on Wednesday they had been fined a combined 227 million euros in Taiwan, settling what sources familiar with the case have described as a 25- year-old dispute over an arms sale. It follows a then-record bribes fine of 630 million euros imposed by a French court on the French government...

  • BOSTON, Oct 25- A Rhode Island doctor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges he participated in a scheme to obtain kickbacks in exchange for writing prescriptions for an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug produced by Insys Therapeutics Inc.. The plea by Jerrold Rosenberg came amid ongoing investigations of Insys related to Subsys, an...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- Lawyers defending the former head of New York City's correction officers' union and a co-founder of defunct hedge fund Platinum Partners in a federal bribery trial told jurors on Tuesday that prosecutors' star witness was a liar. The witness, Jona Rechnitz, is expected to testify that he helped arrange bribes to Norman Seabrook, who once led the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- A New York federal jury is scheduled to hear opening statements on Tuesday in a bribery trial of the former head of New York City's correction officers' union and a former executive at the now-defunct hedge fund firm Platinum Partners. Norman Seabrook, who once led the Correction Officers Benevolent Association, and former Platinum executive...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 23- South African transport utility Transnet is investigating its suppliers for kickback payments to third parties, the company's chief executive Siyabonga Gama told reporters on Monday. Europe's top technology company, SAP put four senior managers in South Africa on leave in July and begun a probe, with results expected this week, into...

  • *Kwon says time for Samsung to start anew with young leadership. SEOUL, Oct 13- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh- hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery. Samsung tipped record earnings, it's going to be better in...